Mchuzi wa bata = Duck Curry/
1 duckling 6lb (2&1/2 kilos or so) - cut into 12
1 cup onions finely chopped
1 cup tomatoes diced in small pieces
1 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon curry powder (optional)
1/2 tea spoon crushed red pepper
4 table spoons oil or margarine
4 large bananas
2 quarts of water
In a 6-quart Dutch oven or baking dish:
Sauté: 1 cup ONIONS finely chopped, and
1 cup TOMATOES in small dice, with
1 tsp. SALT
1 tsp. CURRY POWDER (optional)
1/2 tsp. CRUSHED RED PEPPER (optional) in
4 Tbs. OIL or MARGARINE until soft.
Add 1 6-lb. DUCKLING, cut up into about 12 pieces.
Sauté the duckling lightly for 2 or 3 minutes.
Add 2 quarts WATER
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or bake at 350' until
duckling is tender. Slightly green bananas or plantains may
be simmered with the duckling. Or they may be prepared
separately and served as a side vegetable.
1/2 banana per portion or 4 large bananas
Duckling is a great delicacy in Tanzania and is
served when there are special guests. The same recipe is
used for other meats and is particularly good with veal and
chicken. Accompaniments are cooked bananas (a must), rice, potatoes, cassava and Ugali made with white cornmeal.
*Recipe from the 2 Great African Cook Books